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What is "Fleece" - Definition & Explanation

A brushed fabric often used for blankets and warm outerwear.
A fabric with a thick, soft nap or pile resembling sheep's wool. Commonly a knit which has been brushed and sheared but may be woven.
Refers to pile or napped fabric with a deep, soft, woolly-style surface (click here for more info).
A soft, bulky, deep-piled knitted or woven fabric of wool or cotton in a plain, twill, pile or knitted weave. Fleece has a deep, soft nap or pile obtained by heavily napping with wire brushes or with a pile weave. This provides air space giving good insulating properties without too much weight. The inter-lacing space is covered by the nap. The nap wears out in time, but good quality cloth gives good wear. Range from cheap to expensive clothes. Material is often cumbersome and bulky, therefore it may be difficult to manipulate.
The wool shorn from any sheep, or from any animal in the wool category.
1). A heavy napped surface, most often in knit goods, made with a heavy and soft-spun back yarn, which is napped in finishing (e.g. the inside surface of a sweatshirt).
2). Wool sheared from sheep or other animals in the wool class. The term is especially used for the entire coat of wool shorn from the sheep at one time; it is generally taken off the animal in one piece.
Fabric with deep, soft nap. Term properly applied to flatwoven or knit fabricsas will as to those woven on the pile principle. The longnap orpileprovidesmany airspaces, resulting in a fabric with high insulative properties.
Fleece is a three-ply, 100% fine merino wool with 1,650 yds/lb. Fleece is a very fine quality wool made much like our Softball Cotton. Fleece is excellent for that "wool ski sweater".
Fabric with a thick, heavy surface resembing sheep wool. Features a pile of napped fabric with either woven or knitted construction.
A soft, bulky, deep-piled knitted or woven fabric.
Fleecy fabric, weft-knitted: A general term for any plain weft-knitted fabric which has been brushed or raised on one or both sides.
Refers to pile or napped fabric with a deep, soft, woolly-style surface.

Some other terms

Some more terms:

It is a type of cloth in which different colours of weft replace one another in succeeding horizontal sections of a design. Thus a figure is formed in more colours than there are series of weft...
Narrow width between the seam line and the raw edge of the fabric. Seam allowances vary depending on where they occur on the garment and the manufacturers' specifications. Home sewing patterns...
Fibres spun from two different polymers. The most common types are made from polymers which have different melting points and are used for thermal bonding. Another variant is produced from polymers...
Napped is a dry, permanent finish in which fibers are raised from the fabric by bristled rotating brushes. This finish allows the fabric to provide more insulation, while also lowering its resistance...
A manufactured fiber, which, like acetate, is made by modifying cellulose. Tri-acetate is less absorbent and less sensitive to high temperatures than acetate. It can be hand or machine washed and...

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